Elks and American Legion put on Flag Day observance

Elks and American Legion put on Flag Day observance

The Ottawa Elks Lodge and the American Legion put on a Flag Day ceremony in Washington Park Friday morning with an audience of about 70 children. Elks trustee Anthony Epperson says it’s a club mandate: do something to honor the flag every June 14th.

The presentation goes from the flag of England in the earliest colonial days in America all the way to the 50-star banner used since Hawaii and Alaska became states. Children from the YMCA and the Ottawa Recreation program were in the audience.